ADULT ONSET HENOCH: SCHONLEIN PURPURA – AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION

  • Srujith Chandrakanti Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Oshin Mantro Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Jagadeesan Mohanan Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Mervin Kayipirambil Soman Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Prasanna Karthik Suthakaran Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Kannan Rajendran Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

 

 Henoch–Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a common leukocytoclastic vasculitis seen in children. However, it is uncommon in adults. HSP is characterized by the classic tetrad of non-thrombocytopenic palpable purpura, arthritis or arthralgias, gastrointestinal, and renal involvement. We report a rare case of adult onset HSP with multi-organ involvement. Early recognition of multi-organ involvement is very important, especially in adults.

Keywords: Henoch schonlein purpura, Leucocytoclastic vasculitis, Palpable purpura, Adult HSP.

Author Biographies

Srujith Chandrakanti, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Resident

Department of General Medicine

Oshin Mantro, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Resident

Department of General Medicine

Jagadeesan Mohanan, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Assistant Professor,

Department of General Medicine

Mervin Kayipirambil Soman, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Assistant Professor,

Department of General Medicine

Prasanna Karthik Suthakaran, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Associate Professor

Department of General Medicine

Kannan Rajendran, Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Professor,

Department of General Medicine

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Chandrakanti, S., O. Mantro, J. Mohanan, M. K. Soman, P. K. Suthakaran, and K. Rajendran. “ADULT ONSET HENOCH: SCHONLEIN PURPURA – AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 10, Sept. 2017, pp. 2-3, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i10.20007.
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